Serena Hotel, Islamabad


Time Agenda Item Speakers
Day 01 Wednesday 10th January, 2024

Inaugural Session

10:00 - 11:00 am Reception and Impression on the Media Wall
11:00 - 11:15 am Guests to be seated
Global Health Security – A Solidarity Perspective Documentary
11:15 am Arrival of the Chief Guest
11:15 – 11:20 am National Anthem / Recitation from Holy Quran Moderator
Mr. Mazhar Nisar
11:20 – 11:25 am Welcome Remarks & GHS Conference Objectives Dr Iftikhar Ali Shallwani
Federal Secretary, M/o NHSR&C
11:30 – 12:10 pm Remarks (3 minutes for each)
- Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyz republic, Afghanistan, Tajikistan
Remarks (3 minutes for each)
- United States, Switzerland, Germany, Türkiye
Head of Delegate / Foreign Health Ministers

12:10 – 12:15 pm Remarks from the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Jalil Abbas Jilani
Minister of Foreign Affairs,
12:15 - 12-25 pm Remarks from the Federal Health Minister Dr Nadeem Jan
Minister of Health,
12:25 - 12-35 pm Keynote Address of the Chief Guest H.E Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar
Prime Minister,
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
12-35 pm Group photo
12-35 - 01:30 pm Lunch

Plenary Sessions

Thematic Area I: Pandemic Preparedness & Response

01:30 - 01:45 pm Essential Pandemic Preparedness attributes
Robust surveillance systems, public health laboratory network requisite health workforce
Dr Anne Wilson
Lead IHR Project UK-HSA UK
01:45 – 02:00 pm All hazards risk characterization & communication, to know the risk profile and risk mitigation Dr Richard Brennan
Director Emergencies
WHO EMRO – Cario
02:00 – 02:10 pm Role of Resilient health systems in readiness capacity
Contribution towards core capacities & Linkages with other sectors
Ms Elizabeth Hesse
Program Director/Acting
Country Director CDC
02:10 – 02:30 pm Strengthening essential health services and health systems during health emergencies Ms Supriya Madhavan
Senior Health Specialist
Global Financing Facility
02:30 – 02:40 pm Key note speech/ presentation on family planning Professor Dr Mahmood Adil
Advisor to Minister Health, Qatar
02:40 – 02:50 pm Ensuring access to Family Planning services during humanitarian emergencies Dr Rehana Ahmed
Director Green star- Pakistan
02:50 – 03:00 pm Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Pandemic regarding Preparation and Response Mr Abdullah Fadil
Country Rep UNICEF Pakistan
03:00 - 03:30 pm Panel Discussion / Q&A Moderator;
Dr. Rana M. Safdar
Public Health Specialist
03:30 – 04:00 pm Tea

Plenary Session

Thematic Area II: Climate Change and Emerging Public Health Threats

04:00 – 04:10 pm From paralysis to pragmatism!
Synergies between Climate & Health sectors- Regional & LMIC Perspective
Dr Anne Wilson &
Prof DR. Lea Berrangford (online)
UKHSA, Centre for Climate &
Health Security: UK
04:10 – 04:20 pm Climate Change and Public Health threats:
Challenges, learnings & opportunities: Global perspective
Dr Aleisha Rozario
Jhpiego – US
04:20 – 04:30 pm Climate Health Nexus, Mitigatory & Adaptive measures for strengthening the health systems Dr Urwah Khan,
Climate Advisor
UN Environment, Copenhagen,
Denmark (Online)
04:30 – 04:40 pm Pakistan’s Plight
Too little contribution, Too many consequences; Country Perspective
Mr Asif Sahibzada
DG M/o Climate Change &
Environmental Coordination
04:40 – 04:50 pm Impact of Climate change on children Mr Sanjay Wijesekera
Regional Director South Asia UNICEF,
Katmandu (Online) Nepal
04:50 – 05:10 pm Panel Discussion / Q&A Moderator
Dr Saima Shafique
M/o Climate Change &
Environmental Coordination
Close of Day 1
Time Agenda Item Speakers
Day 02 - Thursday 11th January, 2024

Plenary Session

Thematic Area III: Multi-sectoral Coordination in Context of “One Health”

09:30 – 09:40 am One Health approach for prevent-detect-respond functions to One Health threats:
Linking cross sectoral surveillance & response systems
Dr Hirofumi Kujita,
Regional Representative
for Asia Pacific Region
WOAH Japan (founded as OIE)
09:40 – 09:50 am One Health Multi-sectoral coordination
for GHS Core capacities enhancement for a coordinate response
Ms Anna Mc Crerey
09:50 – 10:00 am Multi-sectoral coordination
for Animal, health, climate food and agriculture sectors in Pakistan-way forward
Dr Muhammad Akram
Animal Husbandry
Commissioner M/o FS&R
10:00 – 10:10 am Artificial Intelligence and Global Health Security:
the potential of AI to improve global responses to future epidemics
Dr Imran Khan
PHC Global
10:10 – 10:50 am Panel Discussion / Q&A Moderator
Dr Naeem Khawaja
One Health Expert
10:50 am – 11:15 am Tea Break

Plenary Session

Thematic Area IV: Sustainable Financing and Global Health Security

11:15 – 11:30 am Sustainable Financing & Innovative financing options for resilient health systems Dr Awad Mataria (Online)
Director Health Systems
WHO EMRO - Cairo
11:30 – 11:40 am Financial protection and equity based sustained GHS financing Dr. Feng Zao
Practice Manager
Health, Nutrition, Population
WB - Thailand
11:40 – 12:00 pm Vaccine equity during health emergencies Dr. Hannah Kettler GAVI
Lead for Global Health Security
12:00 – 12:10 pm Patent deregulation for vaccine & essential medicine Mr. Osman Khalid Waheed,
CEO Ferozsons Lab, Islamabad
12:10 - 12:20 pm Global Health Security – Cost of Unpreparedness Dr. Rana Jawad Asghar
Public Health Specialist
12:20 – 01:00 pm Panel Discussion / Q&A Moderator
Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan
Vice Chancellor HSA
01:00 – 02:00 pm Lunch

Plenary Session

Thematic Area V: Impact of Global Health Security on National Security

02:00 – 02:15pm Impact of Pandemics / PHEIC
on global health security (health & economy); global perspective
Dr. Abdi Mahamud
Director, Alert & Response Coordination
Dept. WHO Health Emergencies,
WHO Geneva HQ
02:15 - 02:30 pm Enhancing National security through pandemic preparedness and response -National perspective Major General Aamer Najam (HI-M),
Commandant Armed Forces War College, NDU
02:30 - 02:40 pm Tuberculosis Control as a corner stone of Global Health Security Dr. Stephen John
Senor Technical Advisor
STOP TB Partnership - Geneva
02:40 – 03:15 pm Panel Discussion / Q&A Moderator
Dr. Muhammad Salman
ED-NIH/IHR Focal Person

Closing Session: Islamabad Charter on GHS

04:00 – 4:05 pm Recitation from the Holy Quran Moderator
Mr Mazhar Nisar
04:05 – 04:10 pm Summary of the Recommendations Dr Mohammad Ahmed Kazi
Director General (Health),
04:10 – 04:30 pm Remarks from the Respected Delegates and Ambassadors
- United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Brazil, Australia (3 minutes each)
Delegates and Ambassadors
04:30 – 04:40 pm Islamabad Charter Dr Iftikhar Ali Shallwani
Federal Secretary,
04:40 – 04:50 pm Key Note Address – Way forward Dr Nadeem Jan
Federal Minister of Health,
Close of Day 2 and the Summit
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